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RNC Program

The CT Energy Efficiency Fund's Residential New Construction (RNC) Program allows homeowners to build the home of their dreams while earning incentives for energy efficient construction and geothermal heat pumps. This program will help homeowners achieve the greatest level of energy efficiency by using reliable, advanced building techniques and high-quality materials.

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HERS Index

The HERS Index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) in which a home built to the specifications of the HERS Reference Home (based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code) scores a HERS Index of 100, while a net zero energy home scores a HERS Index of 0. The lower a home's HERS Index, the more energy efficient it is in comparison to the HERS Reference Home.

HERS Rating System

Each 1-point decrease in the HERS Index corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption compared to the HERS Reference Home. Thus a home with a HERS Index of 85 is 15% more energy efficient than the HERS Reference Home.

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REM/Rate™

REM/Rate™ is a residential energy analysis software developed specifically for the needs of HERS providers. The software calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lighting, appliance energy loads, consumption and costs for new and existing homes.

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PV Systems

Photovoltaic System

A PV (Photovoltaic) System converts sunlight into electricity, taking advantage of the earth's most essential source of clean & renewable energy, the sun. Click Here to learn more.

Qualifications & Requirements

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